Become part of IETM. Find all necessary information about what being an IETM member means and fill out our membership application form at the bottom of the page.
|Connect with your peers from around the world;
|Enhance the visibility of your activities;
|Publish your news, resources and calls to action on IETM's channels;
|Get free access/reduced entrance fee to our events;
|Profit from our travel grants after one year of membership (only for category 1 and 2);
|Pitch your projects on site or digitally at our events;
|Narrow down your search for partners using our advanced partners search tool;
|Contribute to our research activities and policy actions;
|Be represented at the EU level;
|Share information and participate in forum discussions;
|Stay up to date with what's going on in your sector worldwide;
|Influence our network's policy and vote at the IETM General Assemblies;
|Receive interesting projects and calls from the team based on your profile information;
|Rest assured that a dedicated and skilled team is working to support you by disseminating information, publishing helpful resources and organising meetings and trainings that fit to your needs.
|And many more advantages for you to discover: the more active you are, the more you will benefit from the IETM membership!
We welcome all organisations and freelance/self-employed professionals who are professionally engaged in the development and distribution of new, innovative contemporary performing arts, as well as in artistic collaboration and exchange across national borders. In addition, we ask our members to commit to the aim of IETM to advocate for the value of arts and culture within our societies and subscribe to our basic values of generosity, responsibility, solidarity and openness.
Please note that freelance/self-employed professionals are here defined as individuals who are not salaried employees, neither part-time nor full-time, by an organisation which itself would be applicable for the IETM membership. They also do not work on a continuous or regular basis with an organisation who would be applicable for IETM membership.
The IETM membership applies to the freelance/self-employed member or to the whole member organisation. This means that all the employees and board members of a member organisation benefit from the IETM membership, as long as they have an online IETM account registered under the organisation.
Our membership runs for one calendar year, from January to December, regardless of when you join during the year. The membership is automatically renewed every January, unless you inform us of the cancellation in writing before a set deadline.
You can read and download our internal rules here. These internal rules stand as a contract between you and IETM and you will have to approve them when submitting your membership application.
The annual IETM membership fee is based on the annual turnover of your organisation / freelance activities (total income received in one year: subsidies, ticketing, sponsorship, subsidies or other kinds of support from public or private funds, etc.) and is valid from January to December of the current year.
The fees are adjusted to inflation rates every 5 years (the next adjustment will take place in 2025). Please note that, in some cases, we may ask you to share with us your organisation’s financial report from the past year. Each fee includes € 20 of admin & bank charges (already calculated in the table below):
Annual membership fee
under € 50.000
from € 50.000 to € 100.000
from € 100.000 to € 230.000
from € 230.000 to € 750.000
over € 750.000
|Associate Members supporting the IETM Global Connect programme
“IETM means creative and critical thinking, cooperation, and a broad perspective on the performing arts and their social role. IETM is a think-tank, a futurist, a world-builder, a community, an agent for change.” – Marina Hanganu, Teatrul George Ciprian Buzău, Romania
“Becoming a member of the IETM community gave us the opportunity to meet, exchange and collaborate with our peers. A wonderful energy which helps our very young company to grow faster and in a more relevant and sustainable way.” – Théo Majcher, Alter Ego (X), France
"It’s since different years that I am following IETM, taking part in meetings and debates, meeting colleagues and friends. I joined IETM because it’s a space where I have had the opportunity to be inspired. Because throughout its transversal collaborations, IETM is the context in which you can enrich your critical understanding and where you can find some tools for equipping yourself for surfing in the nowadays challenges.” – Giuliana Ciancio, LIV.IN.G, Italy
Please follow the simple steps below to submit your membership application:
- Log in to your IETM account or create an account in case you don’t have one yet. Your account will allow you to get in touch with other IETM members, register for IETM events and engage in online discussions on our website.
- Take some time to read our internal rules thoroughly.
- Take a look at our membership fees above.
- Click the button below and complete the online membership sign up form. Once we process your membership request, we will get back to you within 10 working days with a confirmation email, which will include your invoice. Your membership will come into effect upon payment of your invoice.
- Once your membership starts, we will set up an online meeting to welcome you to the network.
If you have any questions regarding the membership application, just drop us an email at email@example.com.